The best part of going on holiday is taking pictures to make the memories last. You’ve heard of photography tours, but how does a private sunset photo shoot of Venice sound? (Cue the rush to pick up cameras).
Venice is already an absolutely magnificent city to photograph, with beautiful rivers and bridges around every corner. But when the sun begins to set, this tour will take you to some of the most photogenic spots Venice has to offer. Accompanied by a bilingual photographer-guide, your tour will begin at Vaporetto line 1. From that point, you will use your viewfinder to see Venice through a Venetian’s eyes, capturing some of the following locations at the same time.
In the heart of Venice lies St. Mark’s Square, lined by arcades with St. Mark’s church on the eastern end. One of the most photographed spots in not only Italy, but the world, this square is filled with people, music and other festivities.
The Doge’s Palace is the home of frescoes depicting the history of the Republic by Masters such as Tiepolo, Tiziano, Veronese, Bassano and Palma il Giovane. Kept in golden wooden frames, these frescoes are placed inside this beautiful Gothic building, located on the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square.
Even though you will see a lot of water while on this tour, you will not want to miss the Venice Lagoon. This crescent-shaped body of water lies between the Italian mainland and the Adriatic Sea.
One of two bridges you will get to photograph is Ponte della Paglia, the stone bridge next to the Doge’s Palace, connecting St. Mark’s and Castello districts. From this point of view, capture the best photographs of the famous Bridge of Sighs, located right behind it.
The next and most famous bridge on the tour is The Bridge of Sighs. This small stone bridge connects the Doge’s Palace with prison cells. As you click away, learn about how the bridge received its name: from the sighs of prisoners as they were led to the prison cells.
Don’t worry if you feel you are lacking in knowledge of basic photography skills; your guide will teach you the basics of composition, the importance of lighting and techniques of creating a balanced and attractive image.
Impress your friends with marvellous photos taken by you in Venice, all while capturing the city from a different perspective.